Account Executive
Publicis Groupe
Sandton, GP, za
3d ago

As an Account Executive, you should be someone who views marketing and advertising as a career and not just a job. You must be passionate about working in a fast paced and energetic environment, no two days are ever the same - so if new challenges excite you, you have the ability to multitask like a pro and have a strong project management skillset, then this role is perfect for you.

As an Account Executive you’ll be supporting the team to produce memorable and effective campaigns for our clients. All the while building strong relationships with both our clients and internal agency stakeholders.

You’ll also be involved in running internal agency projects and tasks, which gives invaluable experience in understanding the many facets that make up and advertising agency.

As the Account Executive you will be responsible for :

  • Supporting your senior Account Management team with the project management of TTL campaigns (often with a digital focus).
  • Communicating with clients on a day-to-day basis across multiple brands and disciplines.
  • Management of client expectations, timelines and service delivery through day-to-day communication with the client.
  • Responsibilities :

  • Working efficiently and smoothly with seniors
  • Learning and following process from seniors
  • Following company process, contact reports, Chase management, budget tracking etc.
  • Honing excellent communication skills
  • Developing effective and confident presentation skills
  • Oversight and guidance of the campaign-building process
  • The ability to determine and prioritize hi-low priority work
  • Management of internal and external stakeholder expectations
  • Constantly drive for client satisfaction and positive feedback
  • Constant, effective communication with internal and external stakeholder on all work you are responsible for. Being proactive in the way you communicate and upward manage is essential.
  • Problem solving
  • Timekeeping, deadline management and punctuality
  • Co-worker relationships
  • Skills growth, industry research and constantly seeking personal growth and upskilling yourself
  • Ensuring high and consistent quality of your own work
  • Ensuring quality control of work delivered from studio
  • Personal Profile

    The successful new candidate will be passionate about the advertising and communications industry, highly motivated with excellent communication and problem-solving skills.

    The following attributes are also essential :

  • Highly organised
  • Multi-tasker
  • Ability to self-manage with ease
  • A team player
  • Enjoy working under pressure
  • Working independently and collaboratively with key team members
  • Hungry to learn and grow - always willing to try something new
  • Thrive in an ever-changing environment
  • A passion for storytelling
  • A keen eye for detail and a drive for perfection
  • Deadline awareness and ability to handle pressure
  • Taking initiative and ownership of your projects, be your authentic self, never be a paper-pusher!
  • Pro-actively solving problems
  • An acute sense of responsibility and accountability
  • Cool, calm and optimistic
  • Enjoying the thrill of a challenge
  • Motivated by a desire to add value to the agency and your clients’ business
  • A sense of humour. Remember, we work hard but we play hard too.
  • Celebrate the small stuff, and praise fellow colleagues for jobs well done.
  • Qualifications

  • Educated to a Diploma or Degree level
  • Marketing and Communication qualification essential
  • Managing the expectations of multiple stakeholders seamlessly to deliver according to the brief and strategy, and always to the highest standard
  • Digital communication knowledge and interest
  • Advertising and communication knowledge and interest
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